I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right section, but here goes
So I've been at a particular ranch for over a year taking lessons. There's always a lot of drama there, but I usually ignored it. But then long story short, my instructor and I got into a big argument and he said he never wanted to talk to me again. Problem is, I take lessons there with a different instructor with whom I get along...and I'm caring for a war veteran's horse while he is out of state.
I'm still allowed at the ranch, but my former instructor spread a lot of nasty gossip about me to people I've never even talked to before. So when I'm there, they stare while I try to go about caring for this poor horse.
I'm too "strong" to just leave the ranch...I think "this too shall pass" and eventually the interest in the gossip and drama will die down...but it's still uncomfortable right now. When I excercise the horse, I have to avoid my former instructor which is awwwwkwarrrrd!
Should I just keep my head up and press on? Has anyone else dealt with immature stables/ranch drama? Thanks everyone :)